Name: CW2 James Robert Meade
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/02/71 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.4
Date of Birth: 10/27/41
Home City: Topeka, Kansas
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 180 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-101
Short Summary: Died from explosion and fire when taxing Chinook experienced a blade strike with a revetment and was totally destroyed.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 67-18545
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/14/70
“Official” listing: helicopter air casualty – other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ200428
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile – died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Relgion: Baptist – other groups
The following information is secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
Full Name: JAMES ROBERT MEADE
Date of Birth: 10/27/1941
Date of Casualty: 4/2/1971
Home of Record: TOPEKA, KANSAS
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: PHU YEN
MEADE, JAMES R
- CW2 U.S.A.
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/27/1941
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/02/1971
- BURIED AT: SECTION 23 SITE 28631-B
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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